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Got help paying for health care? Watch your mailbox

Got help paying for health care? Watch your mailbox

January 12th, 2015 12:21 pm by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

This is the first time Americans will experience the complex connections between the health care law and taxes.

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McDonald's runs out of French fries in Venezuela

McDonald's runs out of French fries in Venezuela

January 6th, 2015 1:56 pm by HANNAH DREIER, Associated Press

Rival Burger King, meanwhile, took the opportunity Tuesday to remind Venezuelans on social media that some fast food chains are still offering American-style fries.

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FDA drug approvals reached 18-year high in 2014

FDA drug approvals reached 18-year high in 2014

January 2nd, 2015 10:56 am by MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer

FDA drug approvals are considered a barometer of industry innovation and the federal government's efficiency in reviewing new therapies.

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Denver shelters cite legal pot in homeless upswing

Denver shelters cite legal pot in homeless upswing

December 24th, 2014 9:32 am by SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press

One shelter did an informal survey of the roughly 500 new out-of-towners who stayed there between July and September and found as many as 30 percent had relocated for pot.

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Alcohol calorie counts to be on menus by next year

Alcohol calorie counts to be on menus by next year

December 17th, 2014 12:27 pm by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

New menu labeling rules from the Food and Drug Administration will require chain restaurants with 20 or more outlets to list the amount of calories in alcoholic drinks, along with other foods, on menus by next November.

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42.9 million Americans have unpaid medical bills

42.9 million Americans have unpaid medical bills

December 11th, 2014 10:30 am by JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer

The findings suggest that many Americans are being trapped by debt because they are confused by the notices they get from hospitals and insurance companies about the cost of treatment.

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Obama health adviser apologizes for 'glib' remarks

Obama health adviser apologizes for 'glib' remarks

December 9th, 2014 2:04 pm by CHARLES BABINGTON, Associated Press

MIT economist Jonathan Gruber told groups in 2012 and 2013 that voter stupidity and a "lack of transparency" were important to passing the legislation without any GOP support.

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Proposed Hawkins ambulance regulations exclude GPS requirement

Proposed Hawkins ambulance regulations exclude GPS requirement

December 5th, 2014 7:05 pm by Jeff Bobo

"There's got to be (GPS) guidelines, or all you're going to do is get ambulance chasers out there,"said Church Hill EMS Board President Fred Arnold.

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Ready-to-eat popcorn sales popping

Ready-to-eat popcorn sales popping

December 1st, 2014 9:14 am by By Cheryl V. Jackson, Chicago Tribune (TNS)

A boom in gourmet flavors coupled with a reputation for being a healthier snack food are boosting the ready-to-eat popcorn business, with sales growing faster than those of microwave brands.

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High-deductible insurance plans put pressure on independent physicians to collect bills

High-deductible insurance plans put pressure on independent physicians to collect bills

December 1st, 2014 8:55 am by By Steve Twedt, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

High-deductible plans are proliferating as employer-based plans look to lower or contain their annual health-care costs.

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